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Joseph G. Brin

Joseph G. Brin is an architect, artist and writer based in Philadelphia. He has covered Philadelphia architecture, design and culture for Metropolis Magazine. His residential architecture website can be seen HERE.

I'm Still Here: Saving The Work Of Robert Cornelius

I’m Still Here: Saving The Work Of Robert Cornelius

September 1, 2017  |  Walk the Walk

In 1839, amateur chemist Robert Cornelius was experimenting with a new photographic process at his family's store in Center City. That fateful year, in an alley off of Chestnut Street, he would give birth to the world's first "selfie." Meet the conservator who is working to preserve the elusive portfolio of one of history's most influential photographers. Joe Brin has the story > more

Film Center At International House Set To Expand

Film Center At International House Set To Expand

May 8, 2017  |  Walk the Walk

After 40 years of screening independent films, the theater at International House expands programming and gets a new name. Joe Brin takes a look at Lightbox Film Center > more

Paging Dr. Typewriter: Healing Old Tech On Fabric Row

Paging Dr. Typewriter: Healing Old Tech On Fabric Row

February 8, 2017  |  Walk the Walk

Bryan Kravitz brings old Remingtons back from the dead at his repair shop in Mt. Airy and typing salon in South Philly. Joe Brin has the story > more

America's First Animal Shelter To Expand Historic Facility

America’s First Animal Shelter To Expand Historic Facility

May 13, 2016  |  News, Walk the Walk

Contributor Joe Brin checks in at Morris Animal Refuge where big plans to modernize the 142-year-old shelter are currently in the works > more

West Philly Home Still Sings The Praises Of Paul Robeson

West Philly Home Still Sings The Praises Of Paul Robeson

March 25, 2016  |  Walk the Walk

The spirit of actor, scholar, and human rights activist Paul Robeson is kept alive at a modest house museum at 49th and Walnut. Contributor Joe Brin checks in at this hidden gem of a national treasure > more